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What is the function of BA (把) in Chinese?

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The function of Bă (把) is doing V to NP2 to cause a salient change X. The form-function mapping construction is showed as follows,

            NP1                   BA       NP2                        V         X

           Agent Causer   BA       Patient Causee     V         X (de-Comp result, extent direction)

answered Jan 2, 2018 by admin (25,520 points)
edited Apr 25, 2018 by admin

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